in the village there were some rumors going around that Sequoyah was making
black magic in his house with his daughter.
The townsfolk were afraid that he might turn against them and hurt them.
They decided to torch his house. Sequoyah and Ah-yoka escaped alive, but all the work was lost again.
After the fire, Sequoyah decided to pack a few of the things he had saved
from the fire and take a trip west that most other Cherokee were taking.
So he and Ah-Yoka packed and headed towards present day Arkansas and
Oklahoma. One of his goals was to form a
Cherokee Nation West. Sequoyah was
still determined to form a language, however, and now his will to do it was even stronger
than ever. He wanted to create a language
that could record the history of the Cherokee. With the
Cherokee moving west, and all the changes in tradition, it became
more important to be able to keep track of their history.